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Mrs. Cafarchio

Language Arts Team
emilycafarchio@mckeelschools.com

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Once school has started, please check the homepage of your English 1 course in Canvas for assignments, announcements, syllabus, office hours, and other general information.


The Open House Video for the 2020-21 school year is coming soon!




TRADITIONAL In-Person Materials for English 1 (required by Monday, August 10th, 2020)

***According to CDC guidelines, students may not share classroom supplies with each other. Students will need to bring these supplies with them to class each day.***

  • - Mask or other Face Covering (REQUIRED)

  • - Charged iPad

  • - Student Agenda

  • - Earbuds or Headphones

  • - Post-It Notes

  • - Composition Notebook

  • - Glue Sticks (at least 4)

  • - Safety Scissors

  • - Writing Materials (paper, pen/pencil, highlighter)

  • - Set of Colored Pencils

  • - Stylus (optional)

  • - Independent Reading Book (virtual or physical book)


  • VIRTUAL Materials for English 1 (required by Thursday, August 6th, 2020)

  • - Charged iPad

  • - Earbuds/Headphones, functional iPad speakers, or Bluetooth speakers

  • - Functional iPad camera or webcam

  • - Reliable access to wifi at home

  • - Stylus (optional)
  • - Independent Reading Book (virtual or physical book)





Donations are always welcome! 

Thank you in advance if you are able to help!

- Hand Sanitizer

- Tissues

- Disinfectant Wipes

- Paper Towels

- Glue Sticks

- Index Cards

- Sticky Notes

- Dry Erase Markers

- Pencils



Welcome to English 1 at McKeel Academy of Technology!


This year, we will journey together through the turbulent waters of social justice, the swishing collards of Boo Radley's backyard, the twists and turns of poetic prose, the dusty streets of Verona, the nooks and crannies of grammatical structure, and the violent cruelty of the Third Reich. Be prepared for anything as we dive into the world of reading and writing!


This is my sixth year teaching at McKeel Academy of Technology and my seventh year of teaching in general. I have a Bachelor of Science in Secondary English Education from Southeastern University. 


I’ve been married six years to my wonderful husband. In February 2019, we welcomed our first beautiful daughter, Sarah Belle, into the world. In November 2020, we will meet our second baby girl, who is on the way! I will miss a minimal amount of school while on maternity leave in November and December, but my students will be in good hands! The assigned substitute teacher, administration, and Mrs. Simpson (my fellow 9th grade English teacher and the English Department leader) will ensure that my students have everything they need to be successful during my short absence.


I love games and friendly competition, as well as geeking out about my favorite TV shows and books. I also love crafting and creating things of beauty in my life. I look forward to bringing this kind of fun and positivity into my course's lessons and activities!



Email: emilycafarchio@mckeelschools.com


Canvas: Send me a message through your English 1 Canvas course and leave me comments on your assignments.


Students, message me any time you have questions, need extra help, experience technical difficulties, or need to schedule tutoring/retakes.

Parents, message me to let me know if there is anything I can do for you or your child to enrich their McKeel Academy experience this year!


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